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This information is for parents of children going home from the RCH after an operation. This is a guide to help you give the medicine safely and properly. Please talk about your child's individual needs with your nurse or the ward pharmacist before you leave hospital.
Developed by the RCH Pharmacy and Orthopaedic Unit. First published September 2006. Updated August 2020.
This information is intended to support, not replace, discussion with your doctor or healthcare professionals. The authors of these consumer health information handouts have made a considerable effort to ensure the information is accurate, up to date and easy to understand. The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne accepts no responsibility for any inaccuracies, information perceived as misleading, or the success of any treatment regimen detailed in these handouts. Information contained in the handouts is updated regularly and therefore you should always check you are referring to the most recent version of the handout. The onus is on you, the user, to ensure that you have downloaded the most up-to-date version of a consumer health information handout.